Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
This week’s Fretworks features music for the holiday in various arrangements from solo guitar to four guitars with orchestra. The holiday program will air on Saturday evening at 7 and be repeated Wednesday at 7 on Christmas Eve.
This week on Fretworks, I’ll have a couple of somewhat unusual selections as well as more expected fare.
On the next Fretworks, we’ll hear Bach played on the mandolin by Chris Thile, music from the first ever guitar concerto recording from the New York Philharmonic with Sharon Isbin, and music of the holidays from guitarists Giovanni De Chiaro and John Stover.
This week on Fretworks, we’ll hear the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet in their arrangement of music from the Renaissance by Giovanni Gabrielli.
This week on Fretworks, I have some music out of the ordinary guitar repertoire. We’ll hear part of a big guitar concerto by Alan Hovhaness, a piano sonata by Mozart arranged for flute and guitar, and a mandolin concerto from the 18th century. Listen on Classical 101, Saturday evening at 7 and Wednesday evening at 7 pm.
One of the world’s premier classical guitarists, Sharon Isbin will be featured on the next Fretworks, airing Saturday evening at 7 and Wednesday evening at 7 on Classical 101.
Not long ago, Milos Karadaglic’s new recording of the Concierto de Aranjuez was featured on Fretworks. For the next program, airing Saturday evening at 7 and Wednesday at 7 pm on Classical 101, I’ll have the second most popular work by Joaquin Rodrigo from that same release with the exciting young guitarist from Montenegro.
Fretworks usually features the classical guitar, and there is plenty of that on the next program, but this week, I’ll also have a mandolin concerto from the end of the 18th century by Johann Nepomuk Hummel. Hummel was a student of Mozart for two years as a youngster and later a friend of Beethoven Vienna.
Our next Fretworks program on Classical 101 will feature the Concierto Madrigal by Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo. It’s a concerto for two guitars, not quite as well-known as the more famous Concierto de Aranjuez. The Concierto Madrigal was written in the form of a suite and is based on the Renaissance madrigal “Felices ojos mios” (Happy Eyes of Mine).
Milos Karadaglic,one of the stars of the classical guitar world, is already helping other talented younger performers find their way.